Swaby, Gio

Gio Swaby is a Bahamian interdisciplinary visual artist currently represented by Claire Oliver Gallery. She is known for her textile portraits that explore and celebrate Blackness. Swaby's multimedia practice encompasses textile, installation, collage, performance and video.

Swaby graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in Fine Art from The University of The Bahamas and with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Film, Video and Integrated Media from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and a Masters in Fine Art from OCAD University in Toronto, Canada.

She has exhibited in several galleries and museums including Claire Oliver Gallery in New York City, Die Textile in Schmallenberg Germany and The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.

In 2022, the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg featured a solo exhibition of Gio Swaby's work entitled Fresh UP.